Big Asset Manager’s Top Services Share Holdings: ANF, SBAC, EXPD, GET, BYI, SFLY, GWW, HTZ

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Columbia Wanger Asset Management’s top holdings in the Services sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 79 stocks in the Services sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $3.802 billion.

  • Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF): On 06/30/2011, Columbia Wanger Asset Management reported holding 5,968,050 shares with a market value of $399,381,895. This comprised 1.65% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Columbia Wanger Asset Management reported holding 5,814,850 shares with a market value of $357,962,174. This comprised 1.93% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -153,200. About Company: Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is a specialty retailer that operates stores selling casual apparel, such as knit shirts, graphic t-shirts, jeans, woven shirts and personal care and other accessories for men, women and kids. The Company operates stores in the United States and Canada as well as retails its products over the Internet.
  • Sba Communications Corp. (NASDAQ:SBAC): On 06/30/2011, Columbia Wanger Asset Management reported holding 5,175,000 shares with a market value of $197,633,243. This comprised 0.82% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Columbia Wanger Asset Management reported holding 4,963,000 shares with a market value of $171,124,238. This comprised 0.92% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -212,000. About Company: SBA Communications Corporation owns and operates wireless communications infrastructure in the United States. The Company offers both site leasing and site development services. SBA leases antenna space on its multi-tenant towers to a variety of wireless service providers under long-term lease contracts. The Company also offers site development consulting and construction.
  • Expeditors International Of Washington Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPD): On 06/30/2011, Columbia Wanger Asset Management reported holding 4,224,500 shares with a market value of $216,252,149. This comprised 0.89% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Columbia Wanger Asset Management reported holding 4,159,500 shares with a market value of $168,667,722. This comprised 0.91% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -65,000. About Company: Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. is a global logistics company. The Company provides air and ocean freight forwarding, vendor consolidation, customs clearance, marine insurance, distribution, and other international logistics services.
  • Gaylord Entertainment Co. (NYSE:GET): On 06/30/2011, Columbia Wanger Asset Management reported holding 6,907,100 shares with a market value of $207,213,000. This comprised 0.86% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Columbia Wanger Asset Management reported holding 7,176,900 shares with a market value of $138,801,247. This comprised 0.75% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 269,800. About Company: Gaylord Entertainment Company owns and operates branded hotels in multiple states. The Company also owns and operates several attractions in Nashville, including the Grand Ole Opry, a live country music variety show.
  • Bally Technologies Inc. (NYSE:BYI): On 06/30/2011, Columbia Wanger Asset Management reported holding 5,116,500 shares with a market value of $208,139,222. This comprised 0.86% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Columbia Wanger Asset Management reported holding 5,116,500 shares with a market value of $138,043,168. This comprised 0.74% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. About Company: Bally Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes gaming devices, systems, and technology solutions worldwide. The Company’s product line includes slot machines, video slots, wide-area progressives and Class II, lottery and central determination games and platforms. Bally’s offers casino management, slot accounting, bonusing, cashless and table management solutions.
  • Shutterfly Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY): On 06/30/2011, Columbia Wanger Asset Management reported holding 2,971,700 shares with a market value of $170,635,009. This comprised 0.71% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Columbia Wanger Asset Management reported holding 3,052,700 shares with a market value of $125,710,187. This comprised 0.68% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 81,000. About Company: Shutterfly, Inc. operates an e-commerce Internet website. The website offers a wide range of photo-related products and services for social expression and personal publishing.
  • W.w. Grainger Inc. (NYSE:GWW): On 06/30/2011, Columbia Wanger Asset Management reported holding 1,173,500 shares with a market value of $180,308,268. This comprised 0.75% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Columbia Wanger Asset Management reported holding 821,000 shares with a market value of $122,772,334. This comprised 0.66% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -352,500. About Company: W.W. Grainger, Inc. distributes maintenance, repair and operating supplies, and related information to the commercial, industrial, contractor, and institutional markets in North America. The Company’s products include motors, HVAC equipment, lighting, hand and power tools, pumps, and electrical equipment.
  • Hertz Global Holding (NYSE:HTZ): On 06/30/2011, Columbia Wanger Asset Management reported holding 14,224,300 shares with a market value of $225,881,886. This comprised 0.93% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Columbia Wanger Asset Management reported holding 13,349,300 shares with a market value of $118,808,765. This comprised 0.64% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -875,000. About Company: Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. operates car and equipment rental centers throughout the United States and Europe.
  • Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN): On 06/30/2011, Columbia Wanger Asset Management reported holding 2,761,000 shares with a market value of $140,811,000. This comprised 0.58% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Columbia Wanger Asset Management reported holding 2,743,000 shares with a market value of $110,789,768. This comprised 0.6% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -18,000. About Company: Global Payments Inc. provides electronic transaction processing, information systems, and services. The Company serves the financial, corporate, government, and merchant communities on a worldwide basis. Global Payments provides funds transfer, merchant services, merchant accounting, Internet services, and other services.
  • Life Time Fitness Inc. (NYSE:LTM): On 06/30/2011, Columbia Wanger Asset Management reported holding 2,888,600 shares with a market value of $115,284,026. This comprised 0.48% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Columbia Wanger Asset Management reported holding 2,888,600 shares with a market value of $106,444,906. This comprised 0.57% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0. About Company: LIFE TIME FITNESS, Inc. operates sports, fitness, and recreation centers in Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, Arizona, and Texas. The Company offers fitness centers, personal training services, LifeSpa services, LifeCafe nutritional food and beverage services, “Experience Life” magazine, corporate wellness programs, athletic events, and other services.

(Note: Data regarding Columbia Wanger Asset Management’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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